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Street smart: intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operations

Street smart: intelligence preparation of the battlefield for urban operations

Medby, Jamison Jo, author; Glenn, Russell W., author

Urban operations are highly complex because of the multitudes of people and structures as well as the density of the city?s infrastructure. These same features complicate the intelligence and decisionmaking processes associated with military operations at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels of war. Intelligence preparation of the battlefield (IPB), the Army?s longstanding methodology for incorporating and analyzing relevant information for all types of operations, is currently not effective for tackling the operational and intelligence challenges of urban operations. This study

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Published Santa Monica, CA : Rand 2002

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Statement of responsibility: Jamison Jo Medby, Russell W. Glenn
ISBN: 0833031716, 0833033751, 1282283065, 9780833031716, 9780833033758, 9781282283060
Note: Print version record.
Note: "Prepared for the United States Army."
Note: "MR-1287-A"--Page 4 of cover.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-151).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 151 pages) : illustrations
Subject: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; United States.; Military intelligence.; Armed Forces Drill and tactics.; Military intelligence United States.; United States. Army Drill and tactics.; Urban warfare.; United States. Army.; HISTORY Military Strategy.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield: An Overview
  2. Challenges Posed by Urbanized Terrain
  3. IPB For Urban Operations Step One: Define the Operating Environment
  4. IPB For Urban Operations Step Two: Describe the Operating Environment's Effects
  5. IPB For Urban Operations Step Three: Identify and Evaluate Threats and Relevant Influences
  6. IPB For Urban Operations Step Four: Develop Non-U.S. Courses of Action
  7. Recommendations.